Rwanda agrees to resettle 30000 Africans enslaved in Libya

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"France decided this morning (Wednesday) to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue", foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament.

French President Emmanuel Macron called the sale of migrants at slave auctions in Libya "a crime against humanity" and vowed to press for sanctions.

"The president of Burkina Faso has made a decision to recall the ambassador to Tripoli, General Abraham Traore, for a consultation", Barry said.

The UN takes note of the recent announcement of an investigation by the Libyan Government of National Accord and strongly urges that it be conducted in a swift and impartial manner.

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In its investigation into the slave market in Libya, CNN was able to capture footage of auctions held in the capital city of Tripoli, where bids were accepted for men to be used for manual labour.

"We hope that the security Council surrounds of the notice to the public of the worldwide Organization for migration and united nations High commissioner for refugees, to ensure that these two agencies of the united Nations shall make public the real state of the situation in Libya, including the trafficking of migrants", the minister added.

"Rwanda's political philosophy and the experience of many Rwandans for many years not having a country they call home, have led this country to feel for refugees, migrants, stateless persons", Mushikiwabo said in a tweet.

In a news conference on Wednesday, Libya's ambassador to Burkina Faso, Abdul Rahman Khameda, appealed for help from both the European Union and African Union to help Libya reach a lasting resolution of the migrant crisis.

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"Many other African leaders expressed 'outrage" at the sale of Sub-Saharan African migrants on Libyan soil, urging Libyan authorities and global organizations to do everything possible to stop this practice.

News of the auctions sparked protests outside of the Libyan Embassy in Paris.

Guterres called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and said he has asked appropriate United Nations bodies "to actively pursue this matter".

Secretary-General António Guterres urged the worldwide community to unite on the issue and called on all countries to adopt the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its protocol on human trafficking.

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